Winter 2010 Rapport: Development Outlook
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McGee Collection Room dedicated
Still a chance to give
Right: Dr. McGee’s daughter, Catherine (left), his wife, Alice (center), and AGTS President Byron D. Klaus pose with a portrait of Dr. McGee hanging in the Dr. Gary B. McGee Research Collection Room.
On August 27, 2009, AGTS dedicated the Dr. Gary B. McGee Research Collection Room in the AGTS Library. Dr. McGee, distinguished professor emeritus of church history and Pentecostal studies, died in December 2008 from complications arising from a long battle with cancer.
The room features a table seating six which is surrounded on three sides by bookshelves. A portrait of Dr. McGee, along with a short bio, hangs on the north wall. The beautifully crafted bookshelves hold more than 900 volumes from Dr. McGee’s personal library, especially those focusing on church and Pentecostal history. Some of these actually contain Dr. McGee’s personal notes. AGTS plans to purchase additional volumes and possibly a flat screen monitor.
To date, nearly $8000 has been donated to furnish this room and purchase additional volumes. Retired carpenter Richard Babcock donated his time to design and construct the furnishings. The room contains 966 volumes with room for 1000 more. It will provide visiting researchers and current seminary students with resources which may not be readily available elsewhere.
To help AGTS acquire more resources for the Dr. Gary B. McGee Research Collection Room visit www.agts.edu/more/mcgee261.
Rare collection donated to AGTS Library
In January, AGTS acquired a complete collection of “The Millenial Harbinger” for the Dr. Gary B. McGee Research Collection. This 60-volume series was edited by Alexander Campbell, an evangelist of “the Great Awakening” movement. The series starts in 1830 and spans another 30 years.The collection, a gift from Stephen and Betsy Randolph, is rare and seldom found as a complete set. It will be a valuable research tool for masters and doctoral students.
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